Module-4 training for Female Community Health Volunteers
Four batches of a three-day training for female community health volunteers (FCHVs) were conducted by TPO Nepal based on the NHTC module-4. One batch of the training was conducted at Putalibazar Municipality while the other three batches were conducted at Waling Municipality of Syangja District. The first and second batches were conducted from 26 May to 28 May 2022, the third from 16 June 2022 to 18 June 2022, and the fourth from 19 June to 21 June 2022. A total of 18 FCHVs participated in the first batch. Similarly, 15 FCHVs participated in the second batch, 18 FCHVs participated in the third batch, and 19 FCHVs participated in the fourth batch of the training.
A pre-test and post-test were conducted to ensure the effectiveness of the training. The sessions were interactive and opportunities were provided to the participants to learn, with activities such as role-play, group activity, discussion, presentation, and quizzes. Each day, the training was concluded with a reflection meeting among the TPO staff and the trainers. The main aim of the training was to familiarize FCHVs with Community Informant Detection Tools (CIDT) which help to identify the four different mental health problems namely depression, anxiety, psychosis, and AUD, and to support FCHVs to identify the four major disorders which are highly prevalent in the community using CIDT tools.